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Julie Blackstone

Assistant Professor of Art


An accomplished artist, Julie Blackstone has taught full-time at OBU since August 1997. Her career has included international study and experience at art studios and colleges and schools across Oklahoma. Before becoming an educator, she worked as an intern with an advertising agency in England, and was an artist and designer with Glasshaus Studio. She has taught private art lessons for many years, and worked as a volunteer ceramics assistant in OBU’s art program for nearly 15 years. She has had her work accepted at numerous juried shows, and is a two-time winner of the Handweavers’ Guild of America Award for Excellence. She annually contributes art for fundraising for non-profit organizations in the area, including Habitat for Humanity and the Unity Hospital Foundation.


B.A., Central State University

M.Ed., Central State University

Courses Taught

ART 1103: Drawing Basics

ART 1113: Design Basics

ART 1123: Color Theory

ART 1133: Three-D Design

ART Crafts Design

ART 2079: Calligraphy

ART 2059: Stained Glass

ART 2269, ART 3269: Fibers I & Fibers II

ART 2319, ART 3319, ART 4319: Ceramics I, Ceramics II, & Ceramics III

ART 2339, ART 3339: Painting I & Painting II

ART 4279: Watercolor

ART 4771: Senior Practicum

ART 4503: Advanced Drawing

Selected Publications

Two-time winner of the Handweavers’ Guild of America Award for Excellence

Artwork accepted in the juried regional show Fiberworks every year since 1994; six-time award winner, including the Joe Handley award for Technical Excellence in Weaving

Artwork shown in the yearly Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition 12X12 (by invitation only) show since 1999

Member, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

Member, Oklahoma Alliance for the Liturgical Arts